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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 313

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 313

1,007 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,007 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

10% of this provider’s 1,939 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Georgia
RISPERIDONE 1,158 172 1 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 957 109 R 2 3
TRAZODONE HCL 879 148 3 1
MIRTAZAPINE 680 96 4 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 665 150 5 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 569 16 6 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 532 68 7 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 475 100 8 7
LAMOTRIGINE 465 26 9 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 455 33 10 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 446 70 11 13
SERTRALINE HCL 431 53 12 6
OLANZAPINE 356 81 13 11
HALOPERIDOL 355 58 14 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 310 28 15 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 295 47 16 27
PAROXETINE HCL 277 34 17 16
ABILIFY 274 23 18 12
SEROQUEL 268 26 19 18
CYMBALTA 240 36 20 10
CLOZAPINE 236 22 21 28
BUPROPION XL 234 24 22 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207 27 23 21
GABAPENTIN 206 26 24 22
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 199 0 25 20
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 198 24 R 26 25
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 176 12 27 34
LITHIUM CARBONATE 170 0 28 24
ZYPREXA 147 16 29 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138 50 30 26
GEODON 128 0 31 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 123 19 R 32 35
SEROQUEL XR 118 15 33 31
DOXEPIN HCL 115 34 34 40
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 110 20 R 35 53
TOPIRAMATE 106 0 36 30
LEXAPRO 104 22 37 57
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 83 12 38 58
PRISTIQ ER 68 0 39 48
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 63 19 40 56
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 59 0 41 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 0 41 49
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 58 0 S2 43 33
IMIPRAMINE HCL 53 20 R 44 102
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.